Perspective

An Experience With Homemade Sacrament Bread by Sandra Clark Jergensen

Jul 7, 2013
4 min read

By Sandra Clark Jergensen, originally posted under the title “Bread” at Segullah.org. Last Sunday, as I was sliding into a pew in time for sacrament meeting, one of the ward leaders motioned me over. Did I have any bread at home? Well,…

“Let Them Govern Themselves” by Boyd K. Packer

Jul 3, 2013
9 min read

I’m a fan of Boyd K. Packer. Behind that gravely-sounding voice is a fascinating mind that has provided some powerful insights and refreshing commentary on the latter-day work and Church. Currently, I’m serving as an elders quorum president in my…

Why Change is So Hard

Jun 28, 2013
1 min read

I came across this short video over at LeadingLDS.com that attributes a lack of desire for change to exhaustion rather than laziness in some cases. The guy makes a fairly reasonable argument, but I’m not quite sure that laziness and exhaustion…

Through the Veil: Pondering the Temple Experience Through Scripture

Jun 24, 2013
1 min read

I’m excited to announce the official publication of a little temple-related project that I’ve been working on. It all began with this idea: “What would it look like if you reconstructed the temple experience purely from scripture alone?” As I…

Saved by Grace, Judged by Works?

Jun 17, 2013
6 min read

I was thinking about the whole grace/faith/works debate that seems to endlessly rage between the faiths. Now we all technically believe in salvation by grace, or in other words, salvation is impossible without grace through the atonement of Jesus Christ….

Understanding the Justice and Mercy of the Degrees of Glory

Jun 15, 2013
7 min read

Today in church we had a lesson on the doctrine of the “three degrees of glory”. A comment seemed to indicate a feeling that inheriting a particular lower degree of glory as your eternal home with no chance of progression…

I know the _______ is true.

Jun 4, 2013
5 min read

Fill in the blank. Say it back to yourself. What does it mean? Traditions are things we repeat; sometimes they’re great, other times they aren’t. It seems to me that as Latter-day Saints, we have a settled into a tradition…

The Impatient Build a Calf, the Patient Receive The Lamb

Jun 2, 2013
5 min read

Freshly led out of Egypt, the children of Israel were delivered by a series of miracles that seem like they must have been incredible to witness. Camped at the base of mount Sinai, they were left alone without their leader, Moses….

God’s Plan is Only Messy From Our Perspective

May 16, 2013
2 min read

I don’t know who wrote the following story but I remembered hearing it a long time ago and it has always been a powerful metaphor for helping me through rough times. I was thinking about it the other day when…

Nephi’s Psalm, a Life Preserver to Drowning Souls

Apr 28, 2013
4 min read

The following is taken from 2 Nephi 4:16-35, with some headings that I inserted to identify four key steps of transformation and if I were as awesome as President Monson I’m sure I could make them rhyme somehow ;) Behold, my…

How Will Governs the Cosmos

Apr 22, 2013
4 min read

I like to understand how things work. I do this by trying to see relationships and patterns between things to see if they make any sense. I’ve been pondering the subject of desire for quite a bit now and in…

First oneClimbs Documentary: “Reading Temples”

Mar 21, 2013
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Did you know that you can “read” temples? What if all of the temples around the world today constituted a vast library of new scripture just waiting to be read if we had eyes to see? This presentation covers some basic…

You Cannot Stay on the Summit Forever…

Mar 11, 2013
1 min read

In the very quote that inspired the title of this blog, Rene Daumal penned a profound though: “You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again.” The purpose of the climb is to reach the summit and…

The Scale of the Universe 2

Mar 6, 2013
4 min read

Well, I guess this is “brother-in-law” day today at oneClimbs! I owe this post to Brad who emailed this to me a few hours ago, and I also posted The Enchiridion by Epictetus from my other brother-in-law. I’ve seen the older version…

The Enchiridion by Epictetus

Mar 6, 2013
38 min read

I’d like to thank my brother-in-law, A.J. for turning me on to Epictetus and Stoicism, it is a fascinating philosophy and has helped me round out my own views that I found reflected in many of the core concepts. Truth is…

Notes From the Climb: Feb 2013

Mar 3, 2013
2 min read

The bread prepares us for the cup, signifying the way that the earthly prepares us for the heavenly. The resurrection fuses the two while grace purifies the whole. Revelation comes to us not only as fast as we are able…

The Three Tests We Must Pass?

Jan 20, 2013
13 min read

I have been having a great time digging through Avraham Gileadi’s book “The End From the Beginning” which analyzes Isaiah’s apocalyptic vision of the last days. My favorite kind of books are the ones that help me connect the dots,…

Video: Secrets in Plain Sight

Dec 3, 2012
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Set aside a good 3 hours and 43 minutes for a mind-bending tour laced with unbelievable parallels that defy coincidence. At first, the video might seem a little conspiracy-theoryish, but give it a chance and wait for the math. You’re…

Seventy-three Percent

Nov 7, 2012
12 min read

In the September 2012 edition of the Latter-day Saint publication The Ensign, David Brent Marsh wrote: God foresaw our day and called the Prophet Joseph Smith to bring forth the Book of Mormon to help us. Of the 239 chapters in the Book of Mormon,…

What was to be and what is

Nov 4, 2012
1 min read

While pondering the blessings that surround us in our time, I also considered the many distractions and noise around us that pollute our thinking and our peace. I thought about how many prophets lived and died over the course of millennia who…